Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Orange Rolls

Delightful during the holidays...

Holiday Orange Rolls
2 pkg yeast
1/4 c warm water
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c shortening
2 tsp. salt
1 c hot water
3 eggs, well beaten
1 c flour
3 1/2 c flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Dissolve the sugar, shortening, salt and hot water together and let cool. Mix the eggs and 1 cup flour together and add to sugar mixture. Add the yeast mixture and the flour. Cover and refrigerate overnight. About four hours before serving, roll out the dough in a rectangle (like cinnamon rolls). You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Mix together and spread on rolled out dough1/3 c sugar1/3 c butter, softened, rind of one orange.

Roll up dough like cinnamon rolls and slice about 1 inch thick. Put in greased muffin tins and let rise for 3-4 hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. While the rolls are baking prepare glaze made of juice of the orange and powdered sugar. I usually just put powdered sugar in a bowl and add juice until it is the consistency I like. It need to be pourable, but not too thin. While the rolls are warm, spread with glaze.

Thank you to Ashley Schmidt for this recipe!
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